Thorne Dreyer's guest is Corey Dolgon, whose new book, Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism's Triumph Over Democracy, was published this year by Policy Press in Great Britain.
Kill It to Save It "lays bare the hypocrisy of contemporary U.S. political discourse, documenting the historical and theoretical trajectory of capitalism's triumph over democracy... Tackling the interconnected issues of globalization, neoliberalism, and declining public institutions, Corey Dolgon argues that American citizens now accept reform policies that destroy the public sector (seemingly in the public interest) and a political culture that embraces what Stephen Colbert calls 'truthiness' -- a willingness to agree to arguments that feel right 'in the gut' regardless of fancy science or messy facts."
Corey Dolgon is Professor of Sociology and Director of Community Based Learning at Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts. He is past president of the Association for Humanist Sociology and has taught at Harvard and Clark Universities. Corey is the author of three other books including the award-winning The End of the Hamptons: Scenes from the Class Struggle in America's Paradise.
"I always love a good whodunit and like a good Agatha Christie mystery, Dolgon's book peels back the layers of neoliberalism to expose not only the crimes and who committed them, but the weapons they used and the fake alibis they told. If you want to know why reality-TV politics and budget austerity killed our democracy and economy, read this book." -- Jim Hightower
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